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Children of the Mist, A true and informal account of an Eighteenth Century Scandal
Children of the Mist A true and informal account of an Eighteenth Century Scandal Author:Elizabeth Foster In another age it would have been called a great passion. But, set as it was in mid-eighteenth century England, against the political cut and thrust of Whig and Tory, it was a never-to-be forgotten scandal. England was rocked by the stories that emanated from Chatsworth, the somber and magnificent home of the Dukes of Devonshire. — William, Fif... more »th Duke of Devonshire, was a man of stern demeanor; his manner was cold, his voice arrogant. Only one person knew the generosity and desires of the man, and it was not his wife, but his wife's dearest friend. The love that existed between the Duke and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived under his roof and who bore him two children, did not sever the strong bond of friendship which existed, amazingly enough, between the two women. For twenty-seven years, the Duke and Elizabeth remained true to each other and this incredible menage a trois lived together in relative harmony.
Part of the great charm of this book resides in the loving detail of its historical setting and period. In its pages appear such men as Johnson, Sheridan, and Gibbon, high society in London and Rome, flamboyant people in a flamboyant age, capable of fashioning great scandals in high places. Over and above this, it is the true story of a unique love that endured and prevailed in spite of every good reason for its humiliation and failure.« less